Teenage girl gunned down

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CHAKWAL: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly shot dead by her cousin and his accomplice apparently over matrimonial issue, police said on Friday.

The incident occurred in Makhiyal village in the Kallar Kahar police area.

In his complaint to the police, the father of the girl said the prime accused, who was the son of the deceased’s maternal aunt, wanted to marry her but they refused. At this he got enraged and murdered her while she was returning from college.

“The exact cause of the murder will be established after investigation as both accused are yet to be arrested,” police official said and added that the possibility of honour killing could not be ruled out.

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